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Banning the Pill

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Started: 3/6/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mria24

Pro

In order for the morning after pill to be effective the person should have a certain BMI so anyone under 17 needs to have a prescription [1]. Since, a 17 year old doesn't need a prescription they have easy access to the morning after pill. There's a possibility that someone over 17 years old could get a morning after pill for someone younger. The one that is younger wouldn't know whether the morning after pill would be effective or not. Having the pill will create a mistaken belief that the pill is a second option to solve their irresponsibility of not having safe sex. Therefore the morning after pill should be banned for all ages.

[1] http://www.plannedparenthood.org...
Yasmin.Mohammed

Con

The pill should not be banned for several reasons:

P1. Many women use birth control pills in order to regulate their menstrual cycle. It is great for those that have irregular or heavy periods.

http://allwomenstalk.com...

P2. If you have a problem with ovarian cysts, then taking birth control pills, could prevent the recurrent ovarian cyst.

http://allwomenstalk.com...

P2. It can decrease the risk of endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer.

http://allwomenstalk.com...

The pill is beneficial for certain health risks. However, for sexual use, it should be the person's choice not to use it, due to their decision.
Debate Round No. 1
mria24

Pro

I agree that the pill is beneficial for certain health reasons but that is the issue I am concerned with. It is the irresponsibility that will be created if those that are over 17 years old have easy access to the pill. Those that are under 16 years old could easily ask someone who is 17 years old to get them the pill or even worse their partner who could be of age and get it for them.
Yasmin.Mohammed

Con

Yasmin.Mohammed forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
mria24

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Yasmin.Mohammed

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